Is Hemp Good for Net-Zero?

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Hempcrete is not just an insulator; it prevents damp and mold growth, and buffers temperature and humidity, making the building a healthy environment. From an R-per-inch standpoint, there are many materials that have higher insulating values than Hemcrete┬«. Having said that, our hempcrete walls are typically specified as a minimum R-28. For our clients that want to achieve a net-zero building, we design for very minimal heating and cooling loads – this is much more economical than having to compensate for lack of planning by spending $4000 per kilowatt for photovoltaic.

 

Hempcrete R-values
Hempcrete R-values